- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 29, 1999


Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The National Archives commemorates the 137th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with the opening of an exhibition featuring the original document on display through Jan. 2. Location: National Archives, Rotunda, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Re-enactment 5 p.m. The Office of Historic Alexandria commemorates the 200th anniversary of the death of George Washington by re-enacting the original memorial service in 1799. Alexandria Mayor Kerry J. Donley participates. Location: Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 316 South Royal St., Alexandria. Contact: 703/838-4554.


No public events are scheduled.


No public events are scheduled.


9 a.m. The Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


No events are listed.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


The Senate has adjourned for the first session of the 106th Congress and is next scheduled to meet at noon on Jan. 24, 2000. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


The House has adjourned for the first session of the 106th Congress and is next scheduled to meet at noon on Jan. 24, 2000, for a pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Millennium celebration set-up 12:01 a.m. Millennium Washington and Capital Bicentennial begin the set-up for the District of Columbia's "Main Street Millennium" celebration. Location: Constitution Avenue between 10th and 14th streets NW. Contact: 202/442-4008.
Peacemaker conference 9 a.m. Christian Peacemaker Teams and New Call to Peacemaking continue the fifth annual Peacemaker Conference.
Highlight 7 a.m. Nonviolent vigil on Third World Debt continues at the International Monetary Fund, 700 19th St. NW.
Location: Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 312/455-1199 or 312/399-6990.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving news conference 10 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds a news conference on "Higher Risk Drivers." The participants include: Karolynn Nunnalee, Mothers Against Drunk Driving national president; Millie Webb, incoming national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving; Rosalynn G. Millman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and Jacquelynn Buchelli, whose husband was killed in a New Year's 1999 crash involving a drunken driver. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 301/652-6016.
Arab-Americans news conference 10 a.m. The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and the National Association of Arab Americans hold a news conference to announce the merger of their two organizations. Naila Asali, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee chairman, and Khalil E. Jahshan, National Association of Arab Americans president, participate. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/244-2990.
Federal Emergency Management Agency briefing 10 a.m. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) holds a news briefing on FEMA's year-2000 operations, including how the agency will monitor and respond if necessary, how the Federal Response Plan has been amended to deal with potential year-2000 issues and how the federal declaration process has been adapted for 2000. Location: Y2K Media Center, Ground Floor, FEMA, 500 C St. SW. Contact: 202/646-4600.
Single mothers news conference 11 a.m. The American Life League holds a news conference on single mothers. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 540/659-4171.
Year-2000 briefing 11 a.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on "Countdown to Y2K." The speaker is Bruce McConnell, director of the International Y2K Cooperation Center. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/661-8946.
Veterans Affairs briefing 2 p.m. The Veterans Affairs Department holds a news briefing to announce that VA checks will go to nearly 4.2 million people this week before the year-2000 rollover. Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Hershel Gober participates. Location: Y2K Joint Press Information Center, 1800 G St. NW. Contact: 202/273-5700.
Ethics discussion 2 p.m. The District of Columbia Bar Association presents a program titled "The Virtuous Lawyer Rides Again." The speaker is Jack Marshall of ProEthics. Location: D.C. Bar, Conference Center, B-1 Level, 1250 H St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3488.

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